Yazdan Alami, D.D.S.
Dr. Alami lives in Westlake Village with his wife and three children, and is very active in the community. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. He attended Indiana University School of Dentistry and subsequently completed a three-year pediatric program at the University of California, San Francisco.
He is recognized as a Fellow by the College of Diplomates and as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and was appointed to the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry Residency/Post-Doctorate Program in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Alami belongs to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Santa Barbara/Ventura County Dental Society and the Cayman Islands Medical Dental Society.
He has received many merit awards including: publications for the National Institute of Health and induction into the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He supports and participates in many charitable events in the surrounding communities.
Lisa Brennan, D.D.S.
Dr. Brennan grew up in Moss Beach, just south of San Francisco and attended San Francisco State College. After graduation, Dr. Brennan went to the University of California, San Francisco Dental School, graduated in 1975 and served her pediatric dental residency at UCLA, finishing in 1977. Dr. Brennan practiced pediatric dentistry in Thousand Oaks until 1983, when she opened Oak Park Dentistry for Children in Westlake Village. Dr. Brennan is a member of the California Dental Association, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Santa Barbara-Ventura Dental Society. Dr. Brennan is on staff at Los Robles Medical Center Hospital and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Brennan is the past president of Conejo Valley Garden Club and serves as a docent at the Kids Adventure Garden in the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden. She enjoys her time off playing with grandson, Zachary.
Karen Sue, D.D.S.
Dr. Sue was raised in the South Bay area and graduated from the University of Southern California School Of Dentistry in 1986. Dr. Sue completed her pediatric dental residency at USC Children's Hospital of Los Angeles in 1988. Immediately following her residency, Dr. Sue served on staff at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ Dental Clinic as part of its dental faculty and joined Oak Park Dentistry for Children.
Dr. Sue is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Society of Dentistry for Children, and California Society of Pediatric Dentists. Dr. Sue has served as a Board member and President of The American Society for Dentistry for Children, Southern California Chapter. She has volunteered and served as a Board member for the Los Angeles Epilepsy Society.
Dr. Sue currently serves on the board of directors of the Miller Family YMCA in Newbury Park. In her down time, she enjoys traveling to the Hawaiian Islands. She leads an active lifestyle making exercise and healthy eating a priority.
Jennifer Barry, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Barry grew up in Thousand Oaks and has spent most of her life in the Conejo Valley. She graduated from La Reina High School and attended Santa Clara University, where she majored in Biology. Dr. Barry received her D.D.S. from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and also completed her residency program in Pediatric Dentistry at Loma Linda. Following her residency program, Dr. Barry served as an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Dentistry at Loma Linda while she was completing her Master’s degree in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Barry is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Barry also serves on the Board of Directors of La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks. When Dr. Barry is not practicing dentistry, she is very involved in the school and sports activities of her two sons, Jake and Josh.
Lorraine Neri, D.D.S.
Dr Neri was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her family moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina where she was raised until the age of fifteen. She then lived in Washington State before moving to California. Dr Neri received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California Davis and then devoted a year to molecular biology research before attending USC School of Dentistry. She graduated with honors from USC in 1998. Dr Neri practiced as a general dentist for three years in the San Fernando Valley and then pursued specialized training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Southern California/Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She completed her university and hospital based program in 2003 and was awarded the Outstanding Resident of the Year Award.
Dr Neri is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr Neri and her husband, Newman, have two wonderful children. Outside of dentistry, Dr Neri keeps busy volunteering at her children’s schools and helping with various ministries at her church. She enjoys cooking and is currently taking Italian cooking lessons as time allows.
Carla Abboud, D.D.S.
Dr. Abboud moved to the U.S. from Paris in 1985 and grew up in Woodland Hills, California. She matriculated from The Buckley School to a six-year accelerated dental program at the University of Southern California. After completing two years of undergraduate studies at USC, Dr. Abboud obtained her bachelor's degree in Dental Science. She graduated from USC dental school in 2004 among the top ten students and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Honor Dental Society. Dr. Abboud then received training in pediatric dentistry at USC and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Abboud enjoys spending time with family and friends. Dr. Abboud and her husband recently welcomed a baby girl into their family.
Dr. Abboud loves being outdoors, taking her daughter on new adventures, and discovering the world through travel. Recent destinations have included Guadeloupe in the French West Indies, Yosemite and Lake Tahoe.
Dr. Abboud also enjoys participating in charity walkathons, including the Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s and Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis.
Dr. Abboud is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and San Fernando Valley Dental Association. Dr. Abboud is fluent in both Arabic and French.
Faina Gelman, D.D.S.
Dr. Gelman was born in the Ukraine and moved to Los Angeles, CA when she was 10 years old. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Michigan. She then moved to UCLA where she received her dental degree and completed her pediatric dental residency. Dr. Gelman has provided her services for the Give Kids a Smile foundation and the UCLA Venice Clinic.
She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
Joey Pedram, D.D.S.
Dr. Pedram grew up in nearby Calabasas. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in psychobiology from UCLA and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the USC’s School of Dentistry. He then relocated to Boston where he completed Tuft’s School of Dental Medicine's specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the California Dental Association.
Aside from dentistry, Dr. Joey loves to play ball at the local YMCA as a coach of youth basketball. He is a proud world traveler whose most recent trips include Argentina, Brazil, Italy and Thailand. Recently, while abroad in Vietnam, Dr. Pedram volunteered at a pediatric dentistry clinic for indigent Vietnamese children. Dr. Joey is known for putting a smile on his patients’ faces with his playful sense of humor!
Matthew Bruno, D.D.S., M.S.
A native of Newbury Park, Dr. Bruno earned his doctorate of Dental Surgery from The University of California, Los Angeles. He continued on to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for his Master of Science degree and Certificate in Orthodontics. Dr. Bruno’s conservative approach to orthodontics and quality of care has made him a well-respected member of the Conejo Valley community since 1999.
Dr. Bruno is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, California Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontics, and the Santa Barbara/Ventura County Dental Society. Dr. Bruno has two sons, ages 18 and 14, as well as cats, reptiles and amphibians to keep him busy when he is not in the office. He also enjoys fishing, hiking, working out and spending time with his friends and family. Oak Park Dentistry for Children is proud to welcome Dr. Matthew Bruno to our team.
Jane Yu D.D.S.
Dr. Jane Yu grew up in Southern California. She received her bachelor’s degree in music from the University of California, Berkeley. She attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she received her dental degree. Dr. Yu received her training in pediatric dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry.
Dr. Yu has provided dental services for children on outreach trips to Haiti and Honduras and looks forward to going on more trips in the future.
Dr. Yu enjoys traveling with her husband. Their recent trips include Greece, Mt. Rushmore and Napa. She also enjoys playing the violin with the community orchestra.
She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association. Dr. Yu is fluent in conversational Korean.
Nooshi Akavan D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Akavan is originally from Seattle, Washington and has lived in this area for more than 25 years. She attained both her undergraduate degree and D.D.S. Degree from the University of Washington. She then graduated with an M.S. in Craniofacial Biology and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Akavan is Orthodontic Board Certified and has taken courses on Invisalign, TADs, and other new technology in the field of orthodontics. Dr. Akavan is a member of the American Board of Orthodontics, American Association of Orthodontics, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and San Fernando Valley Dental Association
Dr. Akavan has a 20 year old daughter, Niki, and a 19 year old son, Sean. She also has a dog and two cats at home! In her spare time she loves doing yoga, going to the gym and hanging out with family and friends. She is also active in our community, and has been a volunteer for Food on Foot for the past couple years. Food on Foot is an organization that helps transition the homeless in Hollywood to functioning members of society by helping them get jobs through an incentive program.